is this the future of the uk police force??
January 22, 2007 10:51am CST
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/6284347.stm Basically a woman has completed her training to become a police officer,but at her passing-out ceremony refused to shake hands with the commissionnaire of the police force on grounds that he is a man and her belief states she cannot touch any other man than her husband. I dont consider myself racist but how is she supposed to arrest someone without touching them? especially if they have to be handcuffed. i dont think she should be allowed to become a police woman if she feels like that because policing would involve some form of physical contact at some point.
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2 Feb 07
I respect people faith but think this is stupid. it's just an handshake if it was the other way around there would be a up roar. (everyone would want the police offer getting sacked) but it's fine this way. personally i agree with the above comments. she passed trying how many times did she refuse to touch someones hand then? very lame.. ~Joey
2 Feb 07
yeah what gets me is they are quick to jump on us white people if a racism act is commited, i dont know if you watch it but big brother was an example, i didnt see anything on there that could be seriously classed as racism and it seems the party concerned was backing them up so it wasnt all bad, but put it another way there was american guy on there what would happen if they started making jokes like calling him a yank etc that wouldnt be classed as racism nothing would get done about it.
25 Jan 07
Hahahaha, where have I seen this before ;) To be perfectly honest I would be very tempeted to request her resignation effective immediately. I mean if she refuses to shake hands with the chief then I cannot for the life of me see her actually arresting someone. I used to work for a couple of nightclubs back home as a doorman and there were occasions when I was relieved to have backup. I know working the streets is different to working a nightclub but the principle is the same. If her partner is in need of backup then will she provide it? Personally I can't see that being the case.
25 Jan 07
yeah, that would be like saying right hold on a minute sir let me phone my husband so he can help me come and arrest you, a highly unlikely thing to happen i know but its funny i think lol i agree that is they cant shake hands with the chief them theres not much point being in the police force plus the fact the cheif could have taken it as an insult.
2 Feb 07
Reading through the article it seems she can pick and choose. The Muslim law "was not set in concrete". "If the officer is called to a male victim who has been shot, the laws go out of the window. "The officer maintains that she puts the requirements of being a police officer above her personal beliefs and only exercises the latter when she has choice to do so. She will now be required to complete a two-year probationary period. I'm lost for words.....
25 Jan 07
I have to say I think this is absolutely ridiculous. How can anybody expect to do their job correctly as a police officer if it is not possible for them to touch a man other than their husband as you have said how would she get around arresting/putting handcuffs on them, would she just expect a co-worker to do this for her or does she plan to apply for a desk job where she will not have to deal with the public in a hands on manner so to speak.
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22 Jan 07
I read this earlier today. Its amazing. If she is allowed to proceed like this, it would be a huge example of the absolute ridiculous nature of political correctness. This is heinously stupid. It outlines the need to assimilate and conform to western ideals and I hope the British police stand by their completely reasonable opinion.